Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Wonderful, Beautiful, Spectacular, Perfect Wife

My Perfect Wife

I want to introduce you to the most wonderful woman in the world. (At least I think she is and I don't care if you disagree!)
This is Tammy

Now, before I continue, I have to warn you; I think Tammy is perfect and I love her to infinity and beyond! So, this is going to get mushy, it might get long, and there are quite a few pictures because I couldn't make up my mind which ones to choose so I chose them all! Therefore, if you don't like mushy stuff, you can just say "Hi" to Tammy here, shake hands and go on your way and I won't hold it against you. However, if you want to hear about the most wonderful woman to walk the face of t he earth, read on!

One other thing before I begin, I do know that Tammy will read this, (and probably kill me for it, in which case it was lovely knowing you all!) but every word I write is the absolute truth and comes from my heart. She is the one and only love of my life, and I will never be able to express just how much I love her, no matter how hard I try!

Now, for those of you who are still reading. Tammy and I have been married for 12 1/2 years but it seems like yesterday that we said "I do". February 15 will be the 13th anniversary of our first date and July 24th will be our 13th wedding anniversary. We moved really fast and nobody thought we'd make it but here we are, more in love than ever!

When Tammy and I met, I knew we were meant to be together and I still do. I believe that God brought us together. It's a wonderful story and I intend to tell it in a future blog but not now. :) One of the things that caught my attention though was her glorious hair!
Here we are a couple years after we were married.
Just look at that hair!

Of course it was more than her hair that hooked me in the end but I have to admit it didn't hurt!

She supported me as I started my own remodeling business and worked with me on my jobs as much as possible up until our oldest, Cheyenne, was born.
Here she is helping me install counter-tops in our kitchen.

When things got very tight financially, she stood by me and never complained. I remember one week, a few months after I started on my own, we had no money for groceries. We ate spaghetti for dinner every night, without sauce mind you, and she never once complained! She doesn't even like spaghetti very well! 

Another time I had some extra money after a big job and I gave her $40 to do as she wished with. A few weeks later when things were again very tight, she gave me what she had left, $38! Shocked, I asked her why she still had so much of it left. She simply said, "There wasn't anything I needed"! 

She could make a meal appear out of thin air it seemed. No matter how hard it got, she would remind me that God would always provide for us, and he did! Her faith inspired me, and I began to grow spiritually because of her. There were many times I was down but she was always there to give me a swift kick in the butt and remind me that I better keep my chin up and carry on! I always knew she was right!
She is always fun to be around, and the kids couldn't have a better mother! She played with them and joined in on their games. She is never "too old" for things.
Here she is being a kid! :)

There have been many times when I wanted to be an "old man" but she brings out the kid in me. She always has a smile and rarely ever lets anything get her down. When we have gone on vacations she is as excited and enthusiastic as either of the kids. Traveling with her is so much fun! Everywhere we go she takes great pleasure in exploring and discovering new things. Her love of life is contagious. Our family trips never have angry fights in the car, grouchiness or arguments over anything. We always have fun from start to finish!

Here are some pictures of her on our vacations:

Here we are at the beach in southern New Jersy

At Niagara Falls

Being eaten by a shark at the Niagara Aquarium

In front of the "Big Apple" in Medina, New York

On the dock at a cabin we rented for a week in Maine

On a boat trip out into Penobscot bay in Maine

In the top of the Penobscot Observatory.
If you notice, she looks a bit nervous, she hates heights but she went up for the kids anyway!

In one of the Maine lighthouses.
That's the lens of the lamp on the left.

In the car somewhere. :)

The kids absolutely adore her! They could not have a better mother! From the day they were born she has been so full of love for them and no matter how difficult and ornery they might have been she always loved them. When she would have to punish them she never ever lost her temper and went too far. They always knew whatever punishment they received, they deserved it. She has the patience of a saint. Wesley especially could be very trying as a toddler but she always kept her calm. There were a few times I came home from work and she was getting close to the end of her rope but she would turn him over to me and walk away instead of losing it. I am ashamed to say, I was more likely to get carried away but seeing her calm ways helped me to stay in control as well. 

She loves me unconditionally and treats me like a king. I don't deserve her but every day I thank God for bringing us together! She is by far, the most wonderful, spectacular, beautiful, marvelous, awesome, absolutely perfect woman for me! I love her so very much and I intend to do my absolute best to show her just how much! It's going to take the rest of my life and even then I'm sure I won't be able to scratch the surface but I'm never going to quit trying! I look at her and my heart feels like it's going to burst with love. If it wasn't for her, I'd be a washed out shell of a man, miserable and broken, swirling down the river of life on a piece of wreckage from the disaster I had made of myself before she found me. She threw me a rescue line and helped me to build a wonderful life full of joy and happiness! 

If you made it this far I'm sure you have figured out that I love Tammy very much! Please forgive this public display of affection but I want to shout from the rooftops how much I love her! Like I told Darlene, she is my #1 angel! She was sent down from heaven to rescue me! There is nothing, nohow, nowhere, never ever that I will let come between us!

I LOVE TAMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll leave you with one more random picture of her. I never get tired of seeing her beautiful face and since this is my blog, you just have to deal with it! :)


  1. Awww, this is by far the most touching blog I have ever read. We all deserve to have a "Tammy" in our lives.

    I'm extremely pleased to meet you Tammy. You sound like an amazing lady and in my opinion you are both blessed to have one another. Tammy, I'm looking forward to your blog, yes Andy has told me that he's trying to encourage you to start one. I'm a second yearer (new word) here. On Jan. 1st I will have been posting a photo a day for two years, I've come to love this part of my life. It's my "me" time each and every day and even when I feel at times that I just don't want to post I still come here and somehow I find solace in the community I've (we've) created here. I've found encouragement, laughter, friends, sincerity and many other positives. I've also received some excellent pointers on photo taking from my friends. I began this trek with a point and shoot (p&s) and have worked my way up to a Rebel Xsi with which I have shot some amazing photos. It's not so much the photos it's a combination of everything here. I highly recommend a blog, even if you just want to start out posting a photo a day or one a week, it'll be your blog and you get to do whatever you choose.

    ... like Andy did here! And what an amazing post.

    I hope that you all have an amazing Christmas, Merry Christmas and all the best to you and all of your loved ones in the New Year.

    I generally end my posts with Cheers! I have no idea why, I just do! lol So...


  2. darlin.... thanks, I am truly blessed.
    My husband is great & he knows exactly how to embarrass me! I do not like being the center of attention I prefer back stage or side lines :-)
    I am thinking of doing a photo blog but I'm not too sure if I'm ready to sign up for a pic-a-day.

  3. She really is the best! :) I was surprised she commented back to you, Darlene. She really does like to stay out of the spotlight. My grandpa, after the first several visits we made, asked me if she ever talked! :)

    Thanks so much for your kind words! :)

  4. She sounds like a great lady. You are lucky to have each other!

  5. Thank you Karen! I at least know I'm lucky to have her. Sometimes I wonder just how lucky she is though! :)

  6. I'm so glad to meet your lovely wife. What a wonderful tribute. And I agree, her long hair was just gorgeous. It is very pretty now, too.

  7. Thank you Nancy. I almost cried when she had her hair cut the first time! She kind of had to though because Cheyenne was one of those babies that loved to pull hair! She let it grow back out but it is incredibly thick and was so heavy it was giving her headaches. Fortunately, her hair was just part of the hook that reeled me in. I fell in love with so much more! :)

  8. Hi, I am following your blog,you are both so blessed to have each other! you are welcome to follow my blog too,hope to hear from you all soon. Blessings,Jane

  9. Thank you Jane! I'm so glad to have you here!

  10. I just ran across this post...HOW SWEET! You two remind me so much of my husband and I. It is good to know that in a world full of divorces and break ups that there is still love out there that lasts through everything life throws at them. We have only been married for a little over 3 years, and this is so encouraging.

    Tammy sounds like she is more than perfect for you, and she is blessed to have a husband who isn't afraid to express his love and appreciation for her. Shout if from the rooftops if you wish! When you find your perfect match in another, it should be a life long celebration!

    I wish you both a long and happy marriage, and from the looks of things you two will last forever!

  11. I also wanted to add that this has inspired me to do a tribute of my own. All too often, I don't show my husband just how much he is appreciated and loved and this is a wonderful idea!

  12. I really enjoyed writing this about her even though I knew she was going to be embarrassed by the attention. I love telling people how wonderful she is and how much she means to me!

    I have the reputation at work for being extremely mushy because whenever someone hears me talking to her on the phone we always say "I love you" last thing before we hang up. The girls all tease me about it but have confessed to being envious of our relationship. It is so rare to see a couple who is truly in love and not afraid to show it! I love seeing it but unfortunately it just doesn't seem to be normal any more. We are so blessed in the wonderful relationship we have.

    From reading your posts I agree, you guys seem to have the same kind of love for each other as we do! Cherish every moment and don't ever hesitate to let everyone see your love! Maybe couples like us will be able to set an example to everyone else and change the world! :) I think it's worth trying, and I can't think of anything I'll enjoy working at more! :)

  13. I completely agree!! There is no shame in being in love, and if people worried less about what others thought and more about making their spouse feel loved and special I think we would see a drop in the divorce rate. But too many people seem to have their priorities mixed up!

  14. I have guy friends who seem to get a bit upset with me for being so loving because they don't want their wives to start expecting the same treatment! It floors me, to see otherwise decent guys, take their wives for granted. For me Tammy is what my life revolves around, the reason for everything I do can be traced back to a desire to care for her and the kids and show her how much I love her!

    I guess Adam and I are just wired a little different than "normal" guys! :) I for one am proud to be "different"! :)